How many times have you been hit by a flash of insight? Is it an epiphany of some kind?
It occurs at random intervals.
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Whatever your realization is, no matter how big or small, it is significant. You should listen carefully and pay close attention to whatever you're thinking at the time. These epiphanies are uncommon and easily dismissed.
They have the potential to change people's lives.
Step 1: Acceptance
The first step in implementing any kind of change in your life is to suddenly realize something. Why? Because you are now aware of something that you were previously unaware of. These realizations add fuel to the fire if motivation is found within.
Your awakening is only the beginning. Acting on it gradually reveals the path you may be taking.
It's easy to dismiss these realizations because it's difficult to start something challenging and mysterious, something that will most likely take you out of your comfort zone. Let me just say this: don't ignore it and then proceed. This is possibly what you were looking for all along.
Whenever you have an epiphany, I want you to take a moment to reflect on it:
- Why am I suddenly becoming fully conscious of this thought?
- Could this realization be the first step toward finding answers or a solution to my current problem?
- Why is this happening now? And, if I ignore it, will it return later?
- What opportunities might present themselves as a result of accepting this unexpected realization?
Here's a fact: you can't stay the same forever. So perhaps these realizations are a precursor to change. Better things are on the way.
Step 2: Practice
Once you've grasped this realization and how it will affect your life, there's only one thing left to do: put it into action. Set things in motion. What are you waiting for if you know this realization will improve your life? Begin right now.
One of my unexpected realizations was where I was in my life and what I could do to improve my situation. I was failing college, had no goals or passions, and was constantly wasting time and energy doing things I didn't even enjoy. I'd been doing it for a while (about two years), but one day it hit me harder than ever.
Rather than ignoring it, I began unraveling it. I'd gradually find answers that would point me in the direction I was afraid to go. Rather than pretending I'd remember, I jotted it down. It became a goal for me. Use visualization to serve as a constant reminder.
Here's something to consider: if you're afraid of doing something, chances are you should do it anyway. Why? Because stepping outside of your comfort zone will teach you things about yourself that you didn't know before. You are not paralyzed by fear; rather, you embrace it and use it to propel you forward.
Begin now, and start small.
To put your realization into action, you must first start small and somewhere. The point is that you are now completely conscious of this realization. Don't let it pass you by.
Ignoring it would be a waste of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Put your realization into action right away. For example, if you know you need to spend more time reading or exercising, begin implementing that change today, one step at a time. Take some time away from something less important and redirect it to something more important.
Do this on a daily basis, starting small. Examine your progress after a few weeks or months. Look at how far you've come and how much change has occurred simply by realizing something, initiating it, and relentlessly putting it into action.
These realizations are a part of our everyday lives. This sudden realization can be used to jolt yourself awake. It could even change your life.
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